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Samyak Yoga welcomes you to join Yoga, Ayurveda and Pilates retreat in India. The retreat is intended for you who crave for a nourishing retreat that will give a chance for your body to revitalize. The retreat integrates the true authentic principal of yoga, ayurveda and pilates. This retreat is a call for you to bond to the present moment and to learn how to listen to your body and its inner voice, through practicing daily yoga, pilates, and ayurvedic massage in the beautiful Kerala.
<strong>A wholesome retreat in one package</strong>
The yoga retreat is arranged well so that you will experience the deep cleansing and transformation through Yoga, Ayurveda, eating food prepared to the Ayurvedic tradition and Pilates practice to improve the physical fitness. Relax your mind and unite with nature by admiring the splendor of sunset in one of the most beautiful beach that exists. Chase the opportunity to achieve a state of inner calm and clarity, and cleanse your body deeply through the ancient traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga.
<strong>A luxurious accommodation throughout your stay</strong>
Samyak Yogas retreat will be held in a luxurious beach resort in the edge Kovalam beach. Located in a prime location with Howa Beach (Lighthouse beach) virtually on your doorstep, this resort will give you a chance to admire the stunning beach on a daily basis. This is an ideal accommodation for those who like to have all the resorts amenities close to hand with the beach shack restaurants and shops right outside the hotel.
During your retreat, you will be lodged in a shared double room with AC in the deluxe The Pappukutty Beach Resort. The Pappukutty Beach Resort hosts tourists at the heart of Kovalam the paradise of tourists for the last 15 years. It has beautiful and pleasing sea view with privacy and a distance from the folks is very special to enjoy the beauty of the Kovalam beach in its fullest. It offers accomodation in 34 rooms of 5 categories. The swimming pool attached with the children pool is the biggest in Kovalam. It is also having a sea face multi-cuisine restaurant.
The last day of the retreat is December 20. The schedule of it will be:
7. 00 a.m. - 8.30 a.m. Vinyasa class
8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Breakfast
10.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. Certificate ceremony
The Pappukutty Beach Resort hosts tourists at the heart of Kovalam the paradise of tourists for the last 15 years. Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name. The village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. It is also known as the Paradise of South India. Since 1930 Kovalam was a prominent international tourist beach. Kovalam Beach is located at a distance of six kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala. Kovalam beach is the world famous beach of India.
Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.
Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline; the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach.
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists; Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.
Eves Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
Samyak Yoga Studio is located close to both of these beaches. You can spend your days offs (Sundays) and leisure time at these beautiful beaches.
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Detour past Kovalam junction to land on Samudra Beach which is to the north of Ashoka Beach. One has the option to walk along the sea-wall too. The sight of the waves lashing on the rocks below is awesome. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.
To support the aim of the retreat which is to boost your health and rejuvenate your body, you will be provided with daily vegetarian meals. All meals are prepared to make sure you receive all nutrition requirements as well as giving you a wonderful dining experience.
There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque. The Proposed International Trans shipment Terminal at Vizhinjam is also close to Kovalam.
Kovalam offers an excellent diversity with Kovalam beach to suit all desires and occasions. Three curve shaped beaches, alienated by stony outcroppings, from the major attraction of this coastal resort.
Backed by precipitously mounting headlands and covered by fertile coconut palms, the beaches, especially the southernmost part of lighthouse beach. It is also lined with a host of shops and shacks offering all kinds of services; creating an unmistakable resort atmosphere. Curio shops, hawkers of Kashmiri and Tibetan products, moneychangers and beachwear shops, between the surplus of restaurants and hotels, do brisk business during peak tourist season.
The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque. The Proposed International Trans shipment Terminal at Vizhinjam is also close to Kovalam.
Kovalam beach is well known not only for its beauty, but also for the entertainment programs and sports conducted on the beach. One of the popular entertainments in Kovalam Beach is to enjoy beach bonfire with your friends or relatives. The beach fire rings and bonfires are usually enjoyed and promoted by local and foreign tourists.
You can smell the woods burning and hear the shouts of joy from different parts of the Kovalam beach in the evening. All have rings offered for free use on a first come first serve basis. The camp-like tradition lives on from generation to generation in this time honored celebration that brings families, friends and business associates together in a circle, huddled around the warm glowing flames to fend off the chilled night air of the Arabian Sea. The atmosphere and temperature in Kovalam is very good with soft winds creating a chill, especially in the evenings.
A worth mentioning splendor of Kovalam beach is its beautiful sunset. Each and every day there will be something new to tell about the sunset in Kovalam due to its beauty. The variation of colors such as red, orange and yellow in the sun and sky draw new master piece art works in the sky on every new sunset. Kovalam beach with its amazing sunset beauty attracted photographers all around the world to capture the beauty of sun and sky.
By the sunset, Kovalam beach will be active with songs, dances and celebrations of different tourists. Apart from tourists, there were many local inhabitants who often visit the beach to spend their evenings with family and friends. It is also interesting to watch the fishers fishing in the sea by sunset through ancient traditional ways.
Kovalam beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, herbal body massages, fire rings, bonfire and cultural events. A large variety of continental seafood dishes are available on the beach side restaurants and hotels. Visiting the handicrafts, jewellery and cloth shops near the waterfront will also be a great enjoyment and you have the opportunity to buy things, if you like. There are facilities for backwater cruise to the beautiful countryside enjoying its lush greenery. The best time to visit Kovalam beach is from September to March.
There are several tourists attractions near the venue such as:
Beach walks and trekking
Varkala / Papanasam
Thekkady / Munnar / Periyar
Trivandrum, Napier Museum
Allepey/ Kumarakom Houseboat
There will be 4 Ayurvedic massages and 1 Shirodhara you can enjoy during your retreat. Ayurveda is the ancient health care system of India. Pappukutty Beach resort offers a range of Ayurvedic health care programmes in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a truly refreshing holiday with rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapies and massages delivered by our resort. We provide authentic Ayurvedic treatments on package basis for rejuvenation, bbesity and weight shedding, skin beauty care, body purification, body immunization & longevity, stress management etc., as prescribed by our physicians for ailments like arthritis, psoriasis, sinusitis, back ache, knee joint pains, nervous disorders, insomnia, vonstipation, parkinson's disease, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow etc.
The resort is located about 45 minutes drive away from Trivandrum City, the capital of Kerala. It is 30 minutes drive from Varkala, near from Trivandrum Airport.